Diet and Your Blood Pressure

Eating Healthy

Too much salt in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid and raise your blood pressure. Limit your total salt intake in your food to no more than 1500 mg per day. Your health care provider may recommend the D.A.S.H. (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan if you have high blood pressure. The DASH eating plan includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and low in fat, cholesterol, and salt (sodium).

Lower your blood pressure with the DASH diet.

Tips for Cutting Back Sodium in Your Diet

Explore Clinical Trials

Over 1,000 clinical trials
being conducted at Ochsner.

Donate to Ochsner

We change and save lives every day.
Your support makes it possible.

Download the
MyOchsner Mobile App

With the Mobile App you can review test results, medications, immunization history, pay your bill, stay in touch with your provider and more.

Access Care 24/7

Ochsner Anywhere Care Virtual Vists

Get Care Now

Healthy living tips,
delivered to your inbox